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Packers mock draft: Paul Dawson the new pick at 30

SB Nation's latest mock draft has Green Bay selecting TCU linebacker Paul Dawson.

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The NFL Scouting Combine isn't officially over, but most of the players have completed their workouts. Armed with that new information, SB Nation's Dan Kadar has produced a new mock draft. At pick 30, he has the Green Bay Packers selecting TCU linebacker Paul Dawson.

Dawson made headlines Sunday for his combine workout, though not in a positive way. The former Horned Frog ran the 40-yard dash in a disappointing 4.93 seconds. That's a slow time for any linebacker, let alone one as undersized as Dawson. He also produced a sub-30" vertical. In other words, he's not an explosive athlete.

However, Dawson's game is predicated on instinct and quick reaction. He cleans up ball carriers and is a presence at the goal line. Though he's not the agile, do-it-all inside linebacker the Packers might be looking for, he could be a better version of Sam Barrington.

Here's what Dan said about Dawson to the Packers:

30. Green Bay Packers: Paul Dawson, LB, TCU

Dawson had a mostly bad Combine. Don't pay attention to the numbers he ran. Pay attention to his film. Go back and watch TCU's game against Minnesota and see a linebacker who would fit perfectly inside for the Packers.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an SB Nation newsdesk contributor and NFL writer for Sports on Earth.